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Bird images - Lackford Lake

Lackford Lakes are man made. The Lackford Lakes reserve, renowned for its kingfishers, dragonflies and winter wildfowl, was founded 30 years ago, when local conservationist Bernard Tickner initiated the transformation of what was a quarry into a wildlife habitat. He said: "Lackford Lakes is now enjoyed by many species, rare and common, and the trust has a remarkable chance to create even more first-class habitat to allow even more wildlife to move in." We have visited on a number of occasions, and there is always something to see. Today, an Egret, wades past us looking for breakfast. An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season. (Wikipedia) Today`s one had no plumage but I was pleased with the image. On one part of the site, a fallen tree is an excellent place to lay bait for the Nuthatch who usually obliges. I know that some people would class that as

Autumn was here in 2015

Autumn is noted for its changes to foliage from green to many shades of red, green and yellow, and the fields from golden to brown. Also, of course, the appearance of fungi in their many forms and varieties. 2015 was a good year for `autumn colours` and fungi, so here are a few of the images I captured. Always a sign, and not always a well received one, of the end of summer. Ploughed fields which were just yesterday it seems, covered in gold, now assume a mantel of brown. The road leading in toward Hadleigh had some lovely colours this year. The a close-up of the leaves before they fell. Autumn colours against a blue sky White Saddle Fungi The Miller - Clitopilus prunulus Not sure of the name of this fungi The jelly Ear (Auricularia auricula) Scurfy Deceiver - Laccaria proxima Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) Home      Forward      Back